July 23rd, 2011
Amy Winehouse was found dead today in her Camden flat at age 27, apparently due to an overdose. Winehouse struggled with drug and alcohol abuse as well as self-destructive behavior. These darker aspects of her life should not overshadow the incredible music she created during her life. Back to Black garnered five Grammy awards and revitalized British and soul music on an international level.
An eerie coincidence - Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Curt Cobain and Brian Jones all died at the same age and under similar circumstances.